Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Christopher Smith <csmith_at_amdocs.com>
Date: Tue Apr 23 09:26:09 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Franchuk [mailto:bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca]

> BUT I MAY NOT WANT a bit map when running under XWINDOWS!

Then why use a windowing system at all?

> I want a 80x25 screen (640x480) because I can read the screen for
> text-editing!

Ok, but why would you use a windowing system?

> No font's under X-windows (linux) would give me that!

You could make one. I would, but I think you'll find that there
are, indeed, fonts which will do this.

> It is not the plumbing -- it is what goes down the pipe
> that needs to
> be standarded!

That's certainly a Unix weak spot.

> 1) Not everybody has the same standard fonts!

Actually, any X11 setup should have the standard Adobe type-1 set.

> 2) I like 1 screen 1 program and screen flipping.

Ok, why would you use a windowing system? (Please note that I don't
mean any disrespect by repeating this question so much...)

> But the 3 button mouse is hard to find!

Really? They are -- to steal a phrase -- common as dirt, as far as
I know. You do know that the common annoying "wheel" mice are either
three button, or five, depending on the software ;)

> > You would make a good leftist, the asurdity seems high enough.

> After 40 years waiting for public space travel, my faith in NASA
> is wearing thin.

Of course, it would happen in Europe first...


Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
Amdocs - Champaign, IL

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